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Upton Tests Positive For COVID-19


Congressman Fred Upton has tested positive for COVID-19. His office says the positive test came back Tuesday. Upton has released a statement saying he took a routine test. He says, “Thankfully, I am fully vaccinated and boosted

Legislature Votes To Suspend Gas Tax


From the Associated Press — Michigan lawmakers have voted to suspend the state’s 27.2-cents-a-gallon gasoline and diesel taxes, finalizing a bill that Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signaled she will veto. The Republican-sponsored legislation was approved 24-14 on

Lieutenant Governor Talks Gas Tax


The Michigan Senate is expected to take up legislation this week that would suspend the state’s 27 cent per gallon gas tax for six months. Republican lawmakers say it would ease the pain at the pump for

Niles Man Hurt In Rollover Crash


A 21-year-old Niles man is recovering at Spectrum Health Lakeland in Niles after a rollover crash early Tuesday morning. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department was called to US 12 and Bell Road just before 1 a.m. and

Michael Scott Levi

Michael Scott Levi, lovingly known as “Big Mike”, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, March 11, 2022. Mike was 56 years old and resided in St. Joseph, MI. The visitation and celebration of life services

Financial Expert Offers Advice On Switching Jobs


It’s been dubbed “The Great Resignation,” as Americans quitting their jobs at record rates month-after-month. If you’re among this movement, don’t forget about your retirement savings at the company you would be leaving. Kyle Whipple, partner and

Travel Up, People Expected To Spend Less


We’ve all been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic for two years now. There’s been less travel, although that’s picked up in the past year. Pure Michigan’s Dave Lorenz told Michigan News Network this week they had to

COVID-19 Suspends Whitmer Kidnap Trial


A positive COVID-19 test has resulted in the federal trial of four men in the Governor Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping trial being suspended. Court documents only say “an essential trial participant” has tested positive and the hope is

Covert Township Home Destroyed By Fire


A Covert Township home has been destroyed by a fire Sunday night. Firefighters from the township responded along with South Haven Area Emergency Services, Bangor, and North Berrien. The fire on 82nd Street near the Van Buren-Berrien

NRC Outlines Palisades Decommissioning Process


The Palisades Community Advisory Panel met this week and on hand for a presentation on the decommissioning of the Covert facility were representatives of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Decommissioning inspector Rhex Edwards said the shutdown of the

Spectrum Health Working With MSU On COVID Study


Spectrum Health will collaborate with Michigan State University researchers on their portion of an $18.5 million grant to collect and analyze genetic data to address emerging infectious disease threats and improve the state’s ability to respond to

SHAES Rescues Chihuahua From Pond


South Haven Area Emergency Services personnel braved frigid water on Saturday to rescue a chihuahua from a pond. SHAES says the crew responded to the pond behind the Church of Later Day Saints on 73 1/2 Street